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At Glaucoma Research Foundation, our mission is to cure glaucoma and restore vision through innovative research.
Our website provides comprehensive information about glaucoma, including types of glaucoma, treatment options, and research progress toward a cure.
Unfortunately, we cannot answer specific medical questions. Articles on our website and in our newsletter are authored and reviewed by glaucoma specialists, but we do not have a doctor on our staff. For medical advice, please contact your doctor.
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We are unable to provide direct financial assistance or doctor referrals, but we hope that you find our online educational information to be helpful.
Following are some of our most frequently requested information resources:
Find an Eye Doctor »
We cannot make specific doctor recommendations; however, the resources listed on this page can help you find a doctor in your area who specializes in treating glaucoma.
Financial Assistance »
A list of programs offering financial aid to assess or treat an eye problem; please check individual programs to see if you qualify.
Request a Free Booklet »
Download our comprehensive free PDF booklet about glaucoma, or request a free printed copy by mail if you live in the United States or Canada.
High Eye Pressure and Glaucoma »
Glaucoma is most often caused by high eye pressure, and left untreated glaucoma can cause blindness. Learn about the connection between high eye pressure and potential vision loss from glaucoma.
Clinical Trials »
If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, this page provides a link to the National Eye Institute website where you can find details and information.
Types of Glaucoma »
Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases. The most common type is hereditary. The two main types are open-angle and angle-closure.
Diagnostic Tests and Eye Exams »
Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor »
Diagnostic and treatment advances won’t help if you don’t obtain and follow the instructions from your doctor. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
Understand Your Glaucoma Diagnosis »
When faced with a new diagnosis of glaucoma there is one question that is foremost in every patient’s mind: “Will I go blind?” Fortunately for most patients the answer is no. It is important to work with your eye doctor and follow the prescribed treatment plan.
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